Per our conversation in class a few weeks ago regarding the proliferation of text language and the decline of formal writing, I direct you to this Boston Globe article published last week. Our tchaz will appreciate us more after reading this! Not gonna lie, it was actually a little difficult to read. I had some trouble with “pnktu8n.”
What I find most baffling is the result of a national study on the Internet and American Life by the College Board and Pew Project stating that 64% of the teenagers admitted to using Textlish (as it is being called) in their school writing. That is horrible! Though kids are now writing more frequently, the article mentions grammer is bad, spelling is incorrect, and punctuation is not even used at all.
Maybe as a class we should initiate a online viral campaign for the preservation of formal, educational writing. It could be a cool experiment. Thoughts?